Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

July marks National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. After being formally recognized in 2008, this month was designated to bring awareness to the challenges of underrepresented groups related to mental health. Specifically, Black, Indigenous People, and People of Color face unique struggles when it comes to mental health. According to the National Alliance on Mental […]

Staff Spotlight: Justin Donofrio

Justin Donofrio, our Program Services Manager, has been with our organization for nearly one year. Justin started working with us in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, but he was uniquely prepared to transition into his new role.   “My onboarding process was very unique because we were in the middle of the pandemic but […]

Talking to Your Children when a Parent is Incarcerated

Approximately 81,096 Pennsylvania children have a parent incarcerated in a state prison, making up 3 percent of all children in the Commonwealth according to the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.  Nationwide, approximately 1.7 million children have an incarcerated parent. The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections also reports: 1 in 7 children living in poverty have an incarcerated […]

Integrating Absent Family Members

Integrating, or reintegrating, absent family members into your family or child’s life can be difficult and present emotional challenges for your family. Your child’s emotional and physical wellbeing is paramount in any situation where a family member has been absent and is being reintegrated into the family dynamics once again. As we know, sometimes in […]

PennWATCH: Department of Human Services, PA Family Support Alliance Highlight Child Abuse Prevention Month, Hotline for Suspected Abuse Reporting

Department of Human Services Acting Secretary Meg Snead joined the PA Family Support Alliance to mark Child Abuse Prevention Month and encourage Pennsylvanians to report suspected child abuse or neglect to ChildLine, the commonwealth’s 24/7 hotline for anyone concerned about the safety or well-being of a child. To report a concern, call 1-800-932-0313. “Our child […]

MyChesCo: Local Chester County Resident Receives Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award

HARRISBURG, PA — PA Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Leslie Holt with the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to five Pennsylvanians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Holt is the founder and director of A Child’s […]

Local Chester County Resident Receives Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award

Harrisburg, PA – The Pa Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Leslie Holt with the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to five Pennsylvanians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Leslie Holt is the founder […]

Local Dauphin County Resident Receives Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award

Harrisburg, PA – The Pa Family Support Alliance, the state’s leader in child abuse prevention, has awarded Casey Stokes-Rodriguez with the Blue-Ribbon Champion for Safe Kids Award. This award is given to five Pennsylvanians who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support and protect Pennsylvania’s children. Stokes-Rodriguez currently serves as a […]

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